Thursday, December 12, 2013
December 9, 2013
This week has flown by and I can't believe it has flown by soooo fast; time is flying to fast - oh well it is a blast. We had a lot of sweet experiences. We have been working our butts off trying to help our investigators and at the same time find new investigators. We had two baptisms planned for this week and as the week went on she had her interview on Thursday and her baptism for Friday. When the hour came to baptize her she didn't come because she got sick. We went and taught her and changed it for Saturday in the morning. When we went Saturday morning to bring her to the baptism Satan had been working and she said that she didn't want to be baptized. We talked to her for a little bit and helped her feel the spirit and the desire to be baptized so we planned it for a couple of hours later. It was a sweet experience. When she shared her testimony after her baptism she just said that Satan didn't want her and her son to be baptized and that he had done everything to get in the way of the baptisms. She was super grateful that we had been there to help her overcome it and that she was baptized. I learned that God's power always wins and is always stronger than Satan's power. It was awesome to see that work this week. Sometimes Satan wins but in the long run God always wins! After the baptism Saturday we had the impression to go with the contact and we ended up finding him and teaching his whole family; it was awesome! After that though all of our appointments fell through and we got really down. I just had in mind the scripture that is in Alma that when are hearts are down to keep working and the Lord will give us success. I knew that he would but it didn't come Saturday. As we woke up Sunday I just knew it was going to be a good day. We went and passed by our investigators houses and the family that we had found on Saturday said they were going to go to church. At the end we had 8 people show up to church and 3 different families. It was such a miracle and it really strengthened my testimony that the Lord hears and answers our prayers and that he will always help us have success if we look for him and do our part.